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Tub drain smell badly after faucet repaired

Smell old socks increase badly from drain hole after repaired the bathtub faucet. I flush tub with hot water first then put 1cup soda powder and sit for 30 mins then followed with 4 cups of vinegar. But the smell of old sock still didn't go away. Can anyone let me know how to resolve this problem?

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    NukeDog Mar 16, 2015

    Estoman711 is on point here. Could be worse though. I went to service a similar complaint only to find there was no drain on any of the plumbing. Whoeverr / whatever installed the plumbing on this residence simply ended ALL the plumbing below the flooring into the crawlspace below. The homeowner had purchased this home from a DIYer who claimed to be a Tradesman. Raw sewage and greywater eventually silted in the soil below to the point the whole underneath became a backed-up cesspool.

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    NukeDog Mar 16, 2015

    We had fun with that one!

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hi... yes that's a very common issue with moen "cartridges" -- it's very simple to fix..... grasp the handle and give it a gentle tug upwards when the water is on... if it retracts again, pull the handle out again and tug again but this time a bit harder. Not sure what causes this on new cartridges but it will fix your issue.

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Saw another post said don't tip washer back. There is something on backside of washer that you could break if you tip backwards. So, if you tip forward i guess you won't break anything--i haven't...yet.

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